Red Bull Cliff Diving – Copenhagen

Last weekend the water bound city of Copenhagen hosted the second round of the LifeProof Sponsored Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.  White knuckle moments were a plenty with the incredible show of acrobatic bravery in gusty conditions.

The World’s best divers took to the iconic Copenhagen Opera House to dive from a height of 28m into the chilly waters of the Mollean River set against the backdrop of the city’s historic Royal Palace.

As the action unfolded LifeProof Athlete Jonathan Paredes who was sitting in 1st position coming into the second round put on another heroic performance despite the testing weather conditions. Jonathan didn’t quite make 1st place in this round as the reigning champion Gary Hunt showed that he still has what it takes to win. Finishing the day in an impressive 3rd place behind Gary Hunt and competition wildcard Kris Kolanus, Parades hit the podium for the second time this season.

This awesome performance from Jonathan sees him at 1st place in the overall Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series standings as we move towards the third stop in the Azores, Portugal.

“I’m super happy, because of the difficult weather conditions getting this result here means so much to me. I’ve never made the podium here before, so today I’m super happy.” – Jonathan Paredes

If you missed the event be sure to check out the replay over on: redbullcliffdiving.com/copenhagen or check out our favourite pictures from the weekend here:

Second placed Kris Kolanus (L) of Poland , event winner Gary Hunt of the UK , and third placed Jonathan Paredes (R) of Mexico celebrate with their trophies Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool
Second placed Kris Kolanus (L) of Poland , event winner Gary Hunt of the UK , and third placed Jonathan Paredes (R) of Mexico celebrate with their trophies
Pic: Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool

 

Jonathan Paredes takes a selfie with his LifeProof case
Jonathan Paredes takes a selfie with his LifeProof case. Pic. Romina Amato/ Red Bull Content Pool

 

Rachelle Simpson of the USA takes a selfie from the 28 metre platform on the Copenhagen Opera House during the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Copenhagen, Denmark on June 18th 2016.
Rachelle Simpson of the USA takes a selfie from the 28 metre platform on the Copenhagen Opera House. Pic. Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool

 

Blake Aldridge of the UK dives from the 28 metre platform on the Copenhagen Opera House during the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Copenhagen, Denmark on June 18th 2016.
Blake Aldridge of the UK dives from the 28 metre platform on the Copenhagen Opera House. Pic. Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool

 

Kris Kolanus of Poland celebrate after his dive from the 28 metre platform on the Copenhagen Opera House. Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool
Kris Kolanus of Poland celebrate after his dive from the 28 metre platform on the Copenhagen Opera House. Pic. Romina Amato/Red Bull Content Pool

 

Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic before he dives from the 28 metre platform on the Copenhagen Opera House
Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic before he dives from the 28 metre platform on the Copenhagen Opera House. Pic. Romina Amato/ Red Bull Content Pool

 

Blake Aldridge of the UK analyzes his dive on his FRE for iP6s.
Blake Aldridge of the UK analyzes his dive on his FRE for iP6s. Pic. Balazs Gardi/ Red Bull Content Pool

 

Jonathan Paredes of Mexico and youth world champion in spingboard Andreas Sargent Larsen (R) of Denmark during a training at the Copenhagen Harbour Bath. Romina Armato/ Red Bull Content Pool
Jonathan Paredes of Mexico and youth world champion in spingboard Andreas Sargent Larsen (R) of Denmark during a training at the Copenhagen Harbour Bath. Pic. Romina Armato/ Red Bull Content Pool

 

Alan Lund

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